History & Heritage of Buick | 1961-1980

HISTORY OF BUICK

1961 – 1980

1961: Latin for “invincible,” the Invicta becomes the centerpiece of Buick’s very first performance line.

1961 – 1980

1961: The Skylark nameplate returns mid-year with a total of 12,683 units produced.

1961 – 1980

1963: Bill Mitchell’s masterpiece, the Riviera, becomes its own model. Some 40,000 units are produced.

1961 – 1980

1965: The Wildcat distinguishes itself from the LeSabre pack with its die-cast grille and bright fender vents.

1961 – 1980

1970: Buick drivers discover a world of options with high-performance package for the Gran Sport — the GSX.

1961 – 1980

1976: Leading the way, a Buick Century was the pace car for the Indy 500 in 1976.

1961 – 1980

1978: Buick introduces a turbo-charged 3.8L V6 — the Turbo Regal Sport Coupe.

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  • EPA estimated 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway with standard 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine.

  • Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity vary by model, conditions and location. Requires active service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.

  • EPA estimated for FWD models.

  • EPA estimated.

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  • EPA estimated with FWD.

  • EPA-estimated.

  • Cascada cargo volume: 13.4 cu. ft. with top up; 9.8 cu. ft. with top down. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Map coverage available in United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • EPA estimated with 1.4L Turbo engine with VVT and FWD.

  • EPA-estimated: 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway – 1.4L Turbo engine FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • EPA estimated for FWD models equipped with 2.5L engine.

  • EPA-estimated mpg: 22 city/29 hwy FWD, 21/27 hwy AWD with standard 2.5L engine. 20 city/25 hwy AWD with available 2.0L turbo engine.

  • Cargo volume with rear seat folded is 57.3 cu. ft. Cargo volume with rear seat up is 26.9 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated: 22 mpg city/32 mpg hwy (FWD), 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (AWD).

  • Cargo volume behind first-row seats with second row folded is 60.7 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated.

  • EPA estimated with 2.5L engine (FWD).

  • EPA-estimated for LaCrosse Avenir with FWD.

  • EPA estimated mpg 21 city/29 hwy.

  • Cargo volume behind first row seat is 73.5 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated with 1.4L Turbo engine and FWD.

  • Cargo volume with second row seats down is 48.4 cu. ft.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Cargo volume with second and third row folded is 97.6 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • Cargo volume with second and third row folded is 97.6 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Cargo volume with rear seat folded is 57.3 cu. ft.

  • EPA estimated mpg: 22 city / 29 hwy FWD, 21 / 27 hwy AWD with standard 2.5L engine. 20 city/26 hwy AWD with available 2.0L turbo engine.

  • Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).

  • Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.

  • Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Excludes 1SV model. Monthly payment is $16.67 for every $1,000 you finance. Average example down payment is 8.7%. Not available with leases and some other offers. Some customers will not qualify. Take retail delivery by 7/2/18. See dealer for details.

  • Excludes 1SV model. Must finance through GM Financial. Not available with leases and some other offers. Take retail delivery by 7/2/18. See dealer for details.